There isn’t a single person who would not like to live in a beautiful home and keep changing and updating his/her surrounding according to comfort and latest trends. While some people do occasionally go in for a paint job, changing the décor and look of one’s home is a task that is considered expensive and very tiresome. That need not be the case. There are some easy and quick budget décor tips that can change the look of your place completely.
An accent wall (a.k.a. “feature wall”) is a wall whose design differs from the design of the other walls in the room. The accent wall’s color can simply be a different shade of the color of the other walls, or have a completely different design in terms of the color and material. The surface of the accent wall can be paint, wallpaper, brick, marble etc. By using this concept not only can you change the entire look of the room, you also save money as the area changed is very small.
Art work can really change the look of a room too. If you have a dull and drab looking room or one that is painted in neutral colors, adding a vibrant and colorful piece of art will enhance it and give it character. One doesn’t have to buy an expensive piece. There are many affordable but beautiful pieces available online that suit your budget and sensibilities. Why just art or paintings, you can also pin up a photograph or a collage or even a beautiful cloth piece on the wall.
Floor Rugs and Throw Pillows
Changing the flooring of your home will not only raise dust but also your expenses. A more cost effective way is using rugs or carpets. They not only hide stains or old flooring, but also add warmth and coziness to a room. They are also very effective in winter to keep your feet warm. Similarly you can also throw in oversized cushions/bean bags on the floor. They are also a good alternative to expensive chairs and sofas.
Stand outside an apartment block one evening and look up at the lit windows of homes. Some will seem more inviting and welcoming than others. This is because of lighting. You may have the best furniture and upholstery that money can buy but still not get the look you want. Change the lighting of the room and voila it’s a brand new place. Changing light bulbs and adding dimmer is not expensive at all and there are a lot of cost effective and environment friendly options available in the market these days.
A trick that is used by interior designers over and over again to make a decor statement at very little additional cost is to use a bigger vase and create an oversize floral arrangement. There are many authentic looking artificial options available in the market these days.
You can also use mirrors, decorative headboards, bookshelves etc. to change the look of your home with very little additional cost.
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